Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965

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Vicki L. Crawford, Jacqueline Anne Rouse, Barbara Woods
Indiana University Press, 1990 - Political Science - 290 pages

"[Women in the Civil Rights Movement] helps break the gender line that restricted women in civil rights history to background and backstage roles, and places them in front, behind, and in the middle of the Southern movement that re-made America.... It is an invaluable resource which helps set history straight." —Julian Bond

"... remains one of the best single sources currently available on the unique contributions of Black women in the desegregation movement." —Manning Marable

Rewrites the history of the civil rights movement, recognizing the contributions of Black women.

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Contents

Gary Meeks Georgia Institute of Technology StafT Photographer frontispiece
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Grassroots Activists in
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Is This America? Fannie Lou Hamer and the Mississippi
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Copyright

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VICKI L. CRAWFORD is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Morehouse College. JACQUELINE ANNE ROUSE, Associate Professor at Morehouse College and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Negro History, is the author of Lugenia Burns Hope: Black Southern Reformer. BARBARA WOODS is Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Hampton University.

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